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Red alert ahead of Modi's visit to J&K

IANS  |  Srinagar/Jammu 

Security forces in and Kashmir were put on high alert on Friday ahead of Narendra Modi's two-day visit to the state on Saturday.

All entry and exit points into and have been sealed by police and the (CRPF) who allowed vehicles to enter the cities only after thorough checking and frisking of the occupants.

Makeshift barricades and mobile bunkers have been put up to regulate traffic to ensure that no unauthorized movement is allowed during the visit.

Top officials said peripheral security to the Prime Minister's visit was being provided by the

Traffic jams were seen on Friday at some places both in and cities as traffic moved at snail's pace due to multiple checkpoints.

Modi will tour all the three regions of the state during his visit.

He will inaugurate the 330 MW Kishenganga hydroelectric power project in district in the on Saturday.

He will lay the foundation of the in Drass area of district. After completion, the tunnel would provide all-weather connectivity between the Valley and Ladakh region that otherwise remains cut off during the winter months.

Modi will also attend the 100th birth spiritual leader, Kushak Bakula, in Leh town.

will address the convocation of the Sher-e-Kashmir and Technology (SKUAST) in Jammu on Sunday before returning to

Modi's visit to the troubled state come two days after his government announced a ceasefire against militants to provide for a peaceful environment during the holy month of



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First Published: Fri, May 18 2018. 15:24 IST